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After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they are not bound by geography when it comes to self-defence.

Iran to meet nuclear commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran to meet nuclear commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

Iran will return to its nuclear commitments if Joe Biden lifts sanctions imposed in the past two years

Russian peacekeepers head to Nagorno-Karabakh after peace deal

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Russian peacekeepers head to Nagorno-Karabakh after peace deal

The Moscow-brokered agreement came after a string of Azerbaijani victories in its fight to retake the ethnic Armenian enclave.

Biden may 'change course' on Iran, but obstacles abound

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden may 'change course' on Iran, but obstacles abound

Unlike four years ago, the Iran issue was largely absent from campaigning for the 2020 US presidential election, and Biden's proposals on the ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy looks likely to fail.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran will focus on 'actions' of new US administration

Iran has said it will focus on the 'actions' of the new US administration rather than who wins the White House.

The New Arab Staff

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical ...

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

Iran building underground nuclear facility: UN watchdog

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran building underground nuclear facility: UN watchdog

Iran continues to stockpile greater amounts of low-enriched uranium, but does not appear to possess enough to produce a weapon, Rafael Grossi, ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to 100 ...

Gas and tensions in the eastern Med

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gas and tensions in the eastern Med

Relations have been strained in recent months following Turkish exploration and drilling operations in waters claimed by both Cyprus and Greece.

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

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Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

An Israeli missile has hit a school in southwestern Syria, which sources say was being used as a base by pro-Iran militias.

Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

The New Arab Staff

Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who was 10 years old when she began to make videos about the suffering of people in Ghouta has been nominated for the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey hits out at European 'arrogance' over Syria

The European Union's calls for Turkey to withdraw from Syria are 'arrogant', Ankara said on Tuesday.

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

Iran to export more oil if Biden wins presidency

The New Arab Staff

Iran to export more oil if Biden wins presidency

Joe Biden's win at next month's presidential election could have a major effect on the world oil market.

Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The New Arab Staff

Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

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